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digitally re-altered so america's new screen enemy will be none other than north korea. there are no real worries about north korean investment firms taking their money. the answer is he addressed him as a, to our son, his excellency. i will see you next week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com sto stobl. just ahead, multiple tornadoes hit iowa. will the midwest have more multiple tornadoes later today? find out about the sunday slump. at 5:30 eastern, we'll take
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you to the war zone. i'm deborah feyerick. he said mapleton is in big trouble, and it was. the town took a direct hit from that monster tornado. incredibly, no one was seriously injured but the area has been declared a disaster zone. meteorologist carol mcginnuiss says watch out, we could see more in the upcoming hours. now to oklahoma where it's dry and very windy. that's no help to firefighters watching for hot spots after this enormous grass fire near tulsa. about 60 people had to leave their homes yesterday. they're now returning. about 1200 acres and a half dozen buildings did burn up from those fires. in southern california, four people survived when a small plane crashed into a storage
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facility near the city's airport. they got out moments before the plane burst into flames. >> they jumped in my arms and i pulled them away from the wreck, and not too long after that, the thing exploded and caught fire, and that's the end of their plane. >> witnesses say that the plane's engine was coughing and running rough just before the crash. more than 250 people have been arrested in a mass round-up of fugitives in arizona. the targets of the operation were sex offenders and violent offenders. authorities say they also recovered 16 weapons, 23 pounds of marijuana and other dangerous drugs. well, a california woman's garage has become a kind of community center where neighbors stop, chat, grab a cup of coffee. because of that, marion webber's homeowners association has fined the 70-year-old $120 for using that garage as a living space. >> i'm not lonesome anymore.
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for them to take this away from a 70-year-old woman who, if she closed her garage with her gate locked, would have no outside interaction. i think it's a crime. >> and webber is currently refusing to pay the fine. she is also keeping the garage open. well, let's get to the tornado threat this afternoon. karen mcguinness is in our weather center. it's incredible, these tornadoes are coming one after another, pretty intense, 15-minute stretches. >> it was, and last night we knew there would be the risk of this severe weather across the m midwestern united states, and guess what, that's where the risk lies again today. here's why. i want to show you this very warm air that's moved in across even to chicago. let's take a live look at what's going on in chicago right now. the temperatures around 80 degrees, expected to get up to 88 degrees today but turn windy. we'll start to watch the front move through, and by tonight,
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chicago, you can expect the possibility of some strong storms moving across your area. while we're taking a look at this, let's go ahead and show you some pigctures out of iowa. mapleton, a town of about 1200 people. the red cross says it's taking a bit of a break before going in there to assess what's going on primarily because of a threat of a gas leak there. it's done a lot of damage, but fortunately, for a town of about 1200 people, we don't have any reports of fatalities and few injuries reported but none reported serious. where is that risk we're headed for today? it is primarily across wisconsin but does include a portion of the u.p. of michigan. green bay and milwaukee are in that threat. that's because we've got this very warm air that is in place. if you look back over here around grand forks and fargo, and we'll talk about the flood threat there coming up, temperatures are only in the 30s and 40s now. so there is a high contrast difference between this warm moist air coming up from the
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south and that much colder air that lies behind it. you kind of get this target zone, and that is exactly what we'll be seeing over the next 12 to 24 hours. let's go ahead and show you what happens across the u.s. today, and that risk associated with this area of low pressure, then this warm air coming up from the south, and as this bull's-eye indicates, that's where we're looking at the potential of traumatic activity. could see large hail, gusty winds and another night to be looking at. >> we'll be checking in with you in the coming hours. karen, thank you very much. you saw the pictures of that huge tornado heading for mapleton, iowa. this was the town right after it hit. rubble everywhere. there was no power. emergency crews immediately on the scene. what's amazing, no one was killed, and there were only a few minor injuries. the town of 1200 people, though, is being called a disaster zone. with us on the phone is tammy
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pesch of the red cross. tammy, first of all, give us a sense. how were people able to get out in time? no injuries is pretty incredible. >> the people here had about a 10-minute window in which to respond. there was a lot of tree damage and structural damage, a lot of it in the business community. some homes, luckily the people were able to be safe. >> you've been to this area many times in the past. looking at the extent of the damage, and there is a lot, clearly, how long does it take a town like this to come back, to sort of get back to normal, if that's possible? >> to get back to normal it's going to take quite a while. there is a lot of devastation here. there is a lot of livelihood, a lot of businesses and a lot of homes affected. we've got the disaster of mental health here trying to help people through this. >> what's the situation there on the ground with the shelters? >> we had a shelter open last
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night and it may be open again tonight depending on the number of people we need to provide shelters to. they were sheltering in the community centers here in mapleton. >> this is an area where there are often tornadoes. the people there, what is your impression of how they're dealing with this, their state of mind right now? >> the people really stick together. the whole community is working together to make this a better place. the fire crews are here, there is ms crews here, the red cross is here providing lunch and providing meals to a lot of those emergency workers and cleanup crews. >> you've seen a range of families. i assume it goes from very young to seniors. is there a lot of intercooperation between everybody who is there? >> absolutely. there is a ton of cooperation. the sheriff is here, the national guard is here. like i said, the work crew is doing cleanup. they're all working together to make this community better. >> when you look at -- boy, we were looking at the pictures of that tornado.
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that was huge! the people who ran from that were able to get to safety. have they commented on how this tornado was perhaps different than ones they've experienced in the past? >> this one came in -- from what i've heard, i talked to one lady this morning, and she said as the tornado came over, she could just see it, which a lot of times you don't see the tornado actually heading for you, and she was able to see it and seek shelter, luckily, in her basement and was safe. >> wow. well, tammie pech from the red cross, we appreciate you being our eyes on the ground there, and we'll check back with you later on. thanks so much. from the disaster in the u.s. to the one in japan. why some say it's probably a good idea to carry around an earthquake kit for the next year. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease.
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[♪...] >> male announcer: book now, save up to 65%. call 1-800-sandals. some international headlines, a revolution pushed muamm babar a few years ago. he talked about the corruption charges leveled against him and said they were false and sent a warning to anyone who tried to tarnish his name. take a listen. >> translator: i was denied -- i will use my legal right to sue anyone who tries to undermine my reputation. >> well, also overseas today,
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these women will be breaking the law starting tomorrow as they go out in public in france with their faces covered. a controversial law slaps a fine on anyone wearing a burka or other religious clothing that covers the wearer's face. police arrested dozens of people today for trying to protest the new law. it's triggered a loud debate over religious freedom in france. more than 2,000 people spoke with one voice against nuclear power in tokyo today. protestors tell cnn they're concerned about the long-term effects of radiation in their country after last month's quake ask tsunami damaged several nuclear reactors. the death toll in the disaster has now surpassed 13,000 people. the fukushima nuclear plant pumps were to huge they were loaded onto russian cargo planes. they're capable of pumping concrete or water in massive
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amounts. bill dwyer joins us by phone from the chicago area. mr. dwyer, thank you for joining us. first of all, these pumps, how are they going to work and how do you expect them to sort of help the situation here? >> well, the goal for them is to actually pump water at this point. they're originally designed to pump concrete. they have a retrofit that goes on to the end of the boom that will allow it to pump water at high pressure. >> the water, where does this water come from? how do they get all this water into these gigantic pumps? >> we're responsible to supply the equipment, and as you can probably imagine, tetco is responsible for the logistic job site. >> they're probably very excited to get these pumps. they were destined for somebody else, but they were rerouted to help with these plans.
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>> a pump that was moved to vietnam was rerouted to japan, and the customer in vietnam was kind enough to, obviously, allow them to do that. so that 58 meter has actually been working since january 3rd. the other two in question both left yesterday from the u.s., one from los angeles and one from hartsfield. one will arrive tomorrow and one two days from now. >> these pumps are similar pumps that were used in chernoble two years ago. they already have smaller pumps at the nuclear plant. bringing these larger pumps in, why the need? is this a game changer? >> it does allow the workers to work from a greater distance and not so close and right on top of the reactors. they have 70 meters and approximately 230 feet of boom,
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and they act with remotes that allow them to be operated as far away as 1.2 miles. and currently they're working in collaboration with hbc automatic to develop one that will work from almost two miles away. >> so people don't have to be so close to get these pumps to work. what's also fascinating is if worst comes to worst and the water doesn't work, tetco would have the option of pumping concrete into the area filling those plants, if they need to, worst case scenario. >> tetco would rather be known for building something rather than disaster relief. it's just an added plus that we're able to pump the water at high speeds and with great pinpoint accuracy. >> well, bill dwyer from putzmeister america, we hope to speak with you later and hope this will alleviate the struggles that folks on the
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ground are having. thanks so much for joining us today. >> thank you. well, tomorrow marks one month since that devastating earth kwauk and tsunami changed the way of life for many in japan. foreign nationals frightened by radiation fears are still lined up to leave, but as our ken lowe reports, others have decided to stay put. >> reporter: the new normal of the tokyo life is not all that abnormal. bottled water is the choice for her three kids and she worried about possible radiation exposure. she a voids subways and high rise buildings. daughter brittany always carries an earthquake kit. >> i do. it's always in my room. >> i think life as we knew it for the five years we were here is going to be changed. it won't be the same carefree, wonderful life we've always had. >> while a little nervous, this
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canadian family says they're still proud to call tokyo an ado adoptive home, unlike a quarter of a million who left tokyo. since then, mass departure of foreign residents, they have now started to return to japan. but not everyone. this is a neighborhood where you would normally see a lot of international faces, and while we see some, just not as many as we used to. >> i understand those people are very scared of coming to japan. >> she is with the university of tokyo's research institute. she says this will be the new norm in japan for up to a year. that's how long she expects aftershocks near a magnitude 7 like what japan saw last thursday. but most of japan, she stresses, is built to withstand a
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magnitude 7. tokyo residents, where most of the international residents live -- >> in the coming 30 years, we may have this tokyo earthquake that is about 70%. so it's quite large. >> that's an acceptable risk and what japan needs now is for international businesses to invest in japan's economy, not run from it. >> i don't want to be part of the problem, i want to be part of the solution. that's why i stay. >> even the young ones who stay notice the new tokyo is a little different. >> five people have left, and i only know they are not coming back. >> an industrial process for a country and ilts international residents. jane lowe, tokyo. it's been called one of the worst days for battling
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wildfires. more than 68,000 acres burning in texas and people have been told to get out of their home.
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three words firefighters hate to hear when they're battling wildfires and grass fires: hot, windy, dry. unfortunately, that's what fire crews in texas and oklahoma are dealing with today. karen mcguinness in the cnn weather center, and we talked
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about heat at the top of the air but fire is what you get at the bottom, right? >> we've talked about this for over a week now where the weather has been so hot and so dry with temperatures now -- in some cases they've topped 90 degrees, but we're seeing a lot of 80-degree temperatures and strong gusts. let's show you some of the video picture coming out of oklahoma. this is near pawnee, oklahoma, and this has already charred about 800 acres there, and they say they're very weary of these blazes that just kick up intermittently, and they've been doing this for the past few weeks as the weather hasn't changed very much. in texas, this is an area around midland, texas and the temperatures are expected to soar close to 90 degrees today. let's take you back to the map where you see these pink shaded areas and the orange shaded areas. this is where we have red flag warnings and high wind warnings
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out. this means the winds could gust up and to about 65 miles an hour. i just took a look at what's happening in amarillo, and the wind there is gusting to 56 miles per hour. the temperature is in the upper 8 o 80s. this is the zone we're focused on all the way from kansas city into el paso. kind of the area of prime concern are both the panhandles of oklahoma into texas as well. just to show you some of the wind, these are the steady winds up around 25 to 35, but some of the gusts have been up around 56. as i mentioned, that's in amarillo with those temperatures hovering around 90 degrees. deborah, we don't see a break in this in the near forecast. >> thank you so much. >> this story got us wondering how far a teacher could actually go to stay within the law.
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a teenager would not stop talking in class so the teacher duct taped her mouth shut. i discussed this case with avery friedman and richard herman. >> it seems that teachers have certain professional standards, and it strikes me when teachers start to use physical restraints, they fail to do what they're supposed to be doing. this is actually bad professional work by the teacher. at the very least, she owes the student an a apolopology. richard, what do you think about this? there are rules. was this an actual violation? >> deb, i think, number one, this teacher should be terminated immediately. number two, i disagree with avery. i would absolutely file a lawsuit. i'd get the child into therapy right now. she got duct tamed ped in front her entire class. who knows if she's having nightmares about this, who knows about the lasting impact. if a teacher can't control the
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class, they have to be terminated, simple as that. and a lot of teachers don't want to work these days. >> avery, you think that's going too far is this. >> yeah, a little extreme. richard's answer is based on a lot of assumptions. >> well, you can catch our legal guys here every saturday always juggling some great topics at noon eastern. forget the old color codes. we're going to talk about plans for a new terror alert system right after the break.
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well, the department of homeland security is working out the details of the new terror alert system. we're going to take a look at that after our top stories. mapleton, iowa was declared a disaster after taking a direct hit from a huge tornado. homes and offices are flattened. there is no power but no one was killed. tammie pech of the red cross says that's because everybody had a 10-minute warning before the tornado touched down. karen mcguinness says there is a threat of severe storms with hail across much of the midwest. we're going to keep you posted on that. the ousted president broke his silence by saying he's corrupt and warning his critics to back off. >> i will use my legal rights to sue anybody who attempts or
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tries to undermine my reputation. >> well, other developments in egypt today, mubarak's prime minister was detained. he will be held for 15 days. former secretary of state james baker weighing in on unrest in the middle east and how the obama administration is handling it. >> each country should stand on its own two feet, and again, i like the formula that i just suggested to you, that we have a policy of pragmatic idealism. we don't walk away from our principles and values, but we also are very aware of what our national interests are in each of these places. and in southern california, four people survive after a small plane crashed into a storage facility near the city's airport. they got out moments before the plane burst into flames. a witness says the plane's
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engine was coughing and running rough just before the crash. a spring snow made roads slick and dangerous in -- get this -- northern arizona this weekend. that's arizona, that's right. at leastwo people were killed in a highway accident east of flagstaff. about a foot of snow fell on the area yesterday. forecasters say they could see a change of temperature today which would help clear out the wet and soggy mess. boston's mayor is taking on the city's rising obesity rates by banning sugary soda sales from all city property. drinks will not be sold at boston's schools, workplaces, on any city-owned property or at any city-run events. boston's ban will be phased in over the next six months. well, the department of homeland security is nearing a decision on its plan to replace their color-coded terror warning alert system. the new system is expected to use alerts that will incorporate
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social media, twitter, facebook, things like that. we're also distinguishing between elevated and imminent threats. jessica herrera flanagan is the head of the council for security, and she joins me now from washington. thanks so much. jessica, first of all, why do you think this will work? >> i think they needed a change from the old color-coded system. they needed a system that would inform the public, what is a threat, what do you need to do to protect your community, and what is the department of homeland security and other agencies doing to help preblote you? and that's what this system is going to do. >> to play devil's advocate, if i get a tweet that says, for example, attacked in a new york city subway or bubonic plague in a certain part of the country, aren't i going to go into panic mode? couldn't this have the opposite effect? >> i don't think so. the way i understand it, they're going to give you enough information to tell you here's the type of threat that's out there, here's what we're doing
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to protect you and here's what you need to do. right now without that kind of system in place, with the old color-coded system, a lot of misinformation gets spread, people will tweet and facebook on their own without really knowing what the danger is. this is a way for the government to take advantage of social media and other media to communicate. >> so is it fair to say that really what they are doing is they're trying to take control of the information so that it gets out, and at least gets out in as correct form as possible, giving people information on what they need to know or what's happening, whether it's evacuation routes or whether do you seek shelter? >> exactly. in the old color-coded nfl information, there wasn't that system. there was a lot of threats that it would go from higher to lower, from orange to red, and people didn't know why. they just knew it was a harder threat out there, but we didn't know what it was, we didn't know what to do about it. this is a way to address that.
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>> and jessica, the interesting thing, 9/11, i was in new york at the time, and one of the things that was scary was all cell phones went down. it was very difficult to get in touch with people. same thing that happened in hurricane katrina where cell phones simply didn't work. how do you take that into consideration when you're trying to get information if the system fails to work because of the catastrophe? >> they're still trying to address a lot of those types of concerns, but it's not just going to be social media, it's not just going to be cell phones. they'll still use the official methods they used in the past, television, radio, other ways of communicating with people so people know there are problems out there. they will use law enforcement capabilities, they'll use whatever they can to communicate. >> and do you also see this as being a way -- for example, being useful to help people get prepared? for example, if a particular city developed an evacuation route, say, check it, new evacuation route, or new information to help people really get ready so the first
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time they're not getting these tweets is when the catastrophe is happening. also deal with the age thing because we're using twitter but maybe somebody in their 80s isn't. >> exactly. it's a way to communicate with people. another way to engage the public, have the public be part of the homeland security efforts. i think you have this new program that's going to go into effect april 26. you also have the see something, say something program that they're doing to make sure people are reporting back things that they see. it's a way for the government and homeland security to really engage the public and make it a partner in what they're doing. >> all right. jennifer herrera flanagan, thank you so much. it will be really interesting to see how this plays out, and i think right now there are some 3,000 followers, though they have yet to send out a single tweet. but we will be looking forward to that on april 26. thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome. thank you. watch those spam e-mail security breaches may have your personal information in the wrong hands.
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a massive e-mail breach at a marketing firm has many of you asking, well, just how safe are internet transactions? syndicated technology writer mark salzman is here, and we're going to talk about the breaches of epsilon who manages thousands of companies out there. first of all, phishing attacks. what do you mean by phishing attacks? >> sure, and that's phishing
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with a p-h. we're voluntarily giving this information because it looks like a legitimate e-mail from your financial institution, say, your bank. when you click on that e-mail, it takes you to a phoney web site. you are lured to the web site, hence the phishing rem ining re and you're asked to give personal information. you're told you're protecting yourself, but in fact, someone is how the to access your personal information for their gain. you may be getting not just spam, which is annoying, junk mail, but a phishing attempt. just hit delete, do not click on that e-mail, and most of all, do not give out any personal information. your bank is not trying to contact you. >> is it possible for someone you know to send you an e-mail with a bogus link? will that then affect your computer? even if you're getting an e-mail, you may want to be careful about that or no?
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>> that's a different thing. that could be a virus or a worm. even if it's from someone you know, their address book could be infected. so if it's suspicious, then start a new e-mail and write to your friend and ask them or call them, did you e-mail this to me? but in most cases, a phishing attempt is separate from a virus. they're more interested in getting information from you they can use to get money rather than trying to infect your computer. >> next, you say pick a strong passwo password. what cannotexactly makes a stro password and should you be changing it frequently? >> sure, it's a good idea to change it once every couple months depending on your comfort level, but a strong password is at least 7 characters long, 7 characters that consists of letters, numbers and symbols and definitely don't use password or 12345. those two are the most common passwords out there, password and 12345.
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>> tip number three, shop smart. most of us probably think we are. are there any red flags when it comes to shopping on line, for example? >> sure. so definitely look for a secure connection. it will say https, as in secure in the url or address bar. you might also see a little padlock. but stick to the trusted sources. stick to the big names that you're familiar with, look for any other certification that shows that they're a reputable site. and if you're new to on-line shopping, start small, buy a book or dvd or video game and definitely use a secure payment method. if you're shopping on e bay or craig's list, make sure it's a credit card or paypal. never send money or a check. >> most of us have secured software for viruses, but you say we need to invest in something called anti-malware software. how is it different and how important is that?
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>> malware is an umbrella term for anything suspicious. it could be viral, it could be phishing attempts, it could be spyware that spies on your internet surfing behavior. it hijacks your home page and maybe gives you a tool bar under the address window. so i would suggest a good malware software that includes all those things. there are some free alternatives at download.com. if you take a look at their charts, you'll see free anti-malware software. definitely use something. whether it's free or not, it's better than nothing and will help you stay away from the bad guys. >> lastly, you have to be aware of wireless and make sure your wireless network is secure. a friend of mine used a wireless network very close to a place and her whole identity got
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stolen, basically. talk about that. >> sure, deb. so definitely, whether you're in a hot spot like your favorite cafe using a free public wi-fi network, you definitely want to have anti-virus software, but you don't want to do anything like banking or any on-line banking. just read the news. go to your favorite news web site and that's about it. and when you're setting up a wireless network at home, make sure you put in a password. most of us don't. only one third of us create a password for your home network. otherwise your neighbors are not only stealing your internet connections, but they could be accessing your files if they're tech savvy enough, and if you have a monthly limit on how much you can download, you're pretty much hitting that data cap and slowing down the performance of your internet as well. >> so much to know, something that's supposed to make our lives simpler. always great speaking with you, mark. >> likewise. once again, fargo, north dakota is facing off against the
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red river but will the dikes hold back the rising water?
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we're getting word from fargo, north dakota that so far the dikes are working and holding back the red river's rising water. we're bringing in meteorologist karen mcguinness. karen, we're getting a lot of flooding. what's amazing about flooding is you really never know how deep
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the water is and it can be powerful. six or eight inches can sweep cars away. >> very powerful. we saw that no more importantly than we did in japan when the tsunami came. this is nothing like that, although its impact is still felt across a broad area. and what is one of the worst things you can see during a flood? i know this personally myself, is when you see some rain. and then you kind of hold your breath and wonder if it's going to get worse. this rainfall is not going to be the big impact. the wind is going to be the big impact. we could see the winds gusting up to around 35 miles an hour. we've got pictures out of cass county in north dakota. this is north of fargo. you see some of the barriers there, some of the dikes, and just how high this river is, and in fargo it did not reach record levels. this is about the fourth highest it has been, but you can see the amount of devastation that takes place here, and it looks like this isn't going to go down at least for the next five days. all right, here's what i was talking about as far as that
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rainfall goes. we are seeing it across the dakotas, and the red river of the north actually flows to the north into winnipeg lake. the river has already crested in fargo. it's about the fourth highest crest i've seen. the other two highest, 1997 and 2009. the rainfall they're expecting across this region is about a quarter of an inch, maybe. that would be a maximum amount we're cieseeing across this reg. but remember, whatever fargo has seen, grand forks is going to see down the line. so they haven't seen theirs crest just yet, but they are under a flood warning. the river is going to continue to rise. they will see showers but could see 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts, and i know people walk along the dike. i know that's how some people get their exercise. this is not the time to do it because the water is going to be splashed up along those dikes
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and that's going to be the critical situation. fargo has crested the red river there at 38.5, and it looks like the red river of the north is going to crest at grand forks on wednesday morning at 50.5 feet. that's still well below their record. >> and the weather is changing so quickly we'll be checking back with you in about an hour, because things could be totally different at that point, getting worse in some areas. karen mcguinness, thanks so much as always. it's a closely guarded secret. which designer is creating kate middleton's wedding gown?
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we are having a little fun with our countdown to the royal wedding with prince william and kate middleton. why not? we're looking at world records of people want it to be. the world's largest wedding bouquet, the record is 197 feet long. it is made of 1500 roses and carnations. i don't know how somebody even carries that down the aisle.
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sure, a big bouquet would be cool, but who are we kidding? when will and kate make their entrance, the only thing people will be looking at is her wedding dress. it is a state secret. >> the dress diana wore when she married prince charles was seen as the most guarded secret in fashion history. but now rumors surrounding kate middleton's dress are hitting fever pitch, especially since it was reported that sara burton of alexander mcqueen will be designing the dress. burton became creative director of the brand when mcqueen died last year. she had worked with the designer for 14 years, mostly behind the scenes. while it's sure to point a spotlight on her career, this commission, if true, is one that would catapult her name into the fashion stratosphere. >> this is a big, major, royal
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wedding. quite ceremonial. it's quite religious. there is a lot of protocol, and the dress needs to suit the occasion. so it's got to be designed by somebody who has a total understanding of the whole bridal scene, who understands the abbey and what it's going to look like. and i have a feeling kate will surprise us all. >> mcqueen reps have denied the appointment and the royal family's clearance house has refused to comment, saying it is kate's wish to keep the dress a secret until the wedding day. while kate has been compared to william's late mother, diana, many think the dress will be much different. while the opulence of diana's dress was a contrast to the tough financial times britain was facing in 1981, he feels
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kate will go a different route. >> i don't think it will be a big dress. i think it will be more fishtail or measurmaid style, flaring ou from her hips. i believe she knows fully what she's marrying into and she n knows she has to come out with a certain strength in her wedding dress. i do believe she'll have some kind of sleeve or covering of lace around her shoulders and her arm, absolutely. i think she will wear a veil, however, i think it will be not a big, poufy veil that will cover the face, i think it will be quite simple, elegant, not very long flowing from behind her hair. >> the dress is being made behind the secure walls of buckingham palace. all will be revealed as kate steps out of her car on the steps of wednesday minstminster
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what happened to all the shoppers? and, well, who is making a profit? our money team is watching your financial bottom line. first we're going to allison kosik in an update on the country's outlook. >> the outlook weakened last week as it showed most outlets downed their expectation for economic growth. economists blame oil prices, housing and potential cuts in government spending. mcdonald's is going on a hiring spree. the fast food giant will hire 50,000 boworkers all in one dayn april 19. both part-time and full-time restaurant positions are available as well as management. stephanie? >> thanks, allison. if your local mall looks empty these days, you're not alone. mall vacancy rates are at their highest level in more than a decade, topping 9%. the problem? when housing markets were
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booming, malls were built to support that growth, but the recession kept people from shopping, so the growth never came. the credit crunch is far from over. the fed says nearly 40% of people who apply for a mortgage get denied, and many of them have good credit. analysts blame tight lending standards. felicia has a look on what's coming up on wall street. felicia? >> they've been waiting for wall street to get under way, and on monday, alcoa kicks it off. we'll also here from google, j.p. morgan chase and bank america. analysts are split on exactly what they're expecting. on the one hand, the economy is expecting. on the other, there is some negative pressures, namely those soaring oil pressures. also several manufacturers were forced to halt production because of the tsunami and earthquake in japan. deb, back to you. first a look at the top stories. a monstrous tornado has ripped apart a small

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